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RATINGS: 913   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Parabola has been a major component of past anniversary blends and is one of our most aggressive offerings. This beer features bold bourbon and tobacco aromas and a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor. Parabola is best enjoyed in moderation and is a perfect beer to pair with those chocolate dessert favs.
An extension of Quercus Alba —the Firestone Walker Barrel aged program. Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (137) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2014 bottle pours dark brownish black with a small tan head. Aroma is molasses, oak, oats and bourbon. Taste is rich, sweet roast malts and oats with hints of chocolate, tobacco, bourbon, oak and smoke. Boozy but very good Impy stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Welley_Alves (215) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2014
Excelente Imperial Stout barrel-aged! Cor escura, licorosa, com pouca formação de espuma. Aroma de café, chocolate amargo, tabaco, bourbon, baunilha. Complexo. Na boca, desce aveludada, repetindo as notas do aroma. Final longo, com álcool aquecedor, bem inserido. Excelente breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
itsamber (11) - - AUG 4, 2014
2013. Nose is vanilla, prune, tobacco, oak, black strap molasses. Flavor is prune, oak, small amount of cacao, oat. Off dry. Very rich and creamy.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 4, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, dark chocolate, oak, and vanilla.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AirForceHops (3101) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle purchased Julio’s Liquor in 2012. Aroma is just elegant. Sweet subtle bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, roasted malt, bourbon vanilla and dark fruit. Makes me want to chug this beautiful beast.

Flavor is up with some of the best Imperial stouts I have ever had. Should I spew the countless flavors I taste here? Bourbon is a light smooth undertone throughout the sip. Toasted oak upfront with vanilla, light sugar, caramel and lingering mellow roasted chocolate malts. Absolutely smooth and aged to near perfection. Hot damn, nice way to celebrate my #3000 rating. Shared with three friends.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Advocate_Ames (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2012 bottle, aged two yrs. Pours dark with a khaki colored foam head. The aroma is of sweet toasted malts, burnt carmel, mild sweet bourbon booze scents, soft oak aroma, and vanilla. In the flavor I enjoyed the body and balancing of flavors. I noticed sweet malts, sweet bourbon, mild to medium booze intensity, sugary sweetner, soft bitter dark malts, chocolate, and vanilla. The finish is roasty, boozy, light bitterness that fades, and lasting sweetness that is not overbearing. Overall this was a damn fine brew. I doubt that I could age another one of these a few yrs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (770) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
On tap, dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, slight coffee, oak, and bourbon. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, well balanced. Long bourbon finish that lasts forever.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badhack (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Incredible. Pours very dark. Full bodied, thick, slightly oily and so full of flavor you have no choice but to sip. Dark malt, tobacco, molasses, hint of sweetness, chocolate, nothing burnt. Some fruits, hint of coconut and booze. A little of everything really. Quite well blended and smooth. One sip and you practically taste forever.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2183) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Taster at Zeebra II. Pours totally black with a thin dark brown head on top. Good retention, renews itself with every swirl of the glass and leaves light lacing behind. Aroma of a good matured whiskey, burned wood, rye. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malts, light bourbon, wood, a touch of smoke, alcohol. Nice bitterness on the aftertaste, and coffee notes with a roasted character. Full body with a smooth texture, good levels of carbonation. Sticky palate. Great beer, hopefully I will soon have a whole bottle of this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2348) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2014 vintage bomber. Pours black with a large light brown head. Aroma of bourbon, sweet dark malt, chocolate, tobacco and hints of molasses. Taste of dark chocolate, sweet malts, bourbon, molasses, tobacco and mild charr. Boozy.


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